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Re: UK Commemorative themes for 2018
« Reply #150 on: June 11, 2018, 07:41:05 PM »
Some of the Crown post offices now have the BU and Proof coins in stock.

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Re: UK Commemorative themes for 2018
« Reply #151 on: June 11, 2018, 07:47:52 PM »
Meanwhile there is no coin for Rupert Bear, who is English. It's becoming increasingly clear that "Paddington" was only brought in from Peru to drive down our Rupert's wages. Rupert could once no doubt have commanded 100 thousand pounds for posing for a 50 pence design, but "Paddington" was probably content with a couple of jars of marmalade. Time was, UKIP would have organised an emergency meeting about this and picketed the Royal Mint. No wonder nobody votes for UKIP any more.  ::)

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Re: UK Commemorative themes for 2018
« Reply #152 on: June 11, 2018, 08:43:02 PM »
So the release of these RAF coins brings a further four to fruition from eurocoinís original post.

Iím glad I knew about these already.  Anyone that didnít must be wondering when new coin issues are going to end for this year.

We still have the Captain Cook coin left, plus the two Paddington Bear 50p coins.  Anything else Iíve missed?

Captain Cook's voyage - design details of first of three coins is now known.

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Re: UK Commemorative themes for 2018
« Reply #153 on: June 11, 2018, 10:08:54 PM »
Captain Cook's voyage - design details of first of three coins is now known.
eurocoin has already posted a photo of it earlier today - see page 10.  It did get a bit buried with the Paddington talk though.  :)

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Re: UK Commemorative themes for 2018
« Reply #154 on: June 11, 2018, 10:43:49 PM »
Some of the Crown post offices now have the BU and Proof coins in stock.
Sorry, is this the Captain Cook coin or the Paddington?  Iím assuming the former, but with there being the coloured proof Paddington coin you posted, Iím not sure which you meant.

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Re: UK Commemorative themes for 2018
« Reply #155 on: June 12, 2018, 08:00:38 AM »
Sorry, is this the Captain Cook coin or the Paddington?  Iím assuming the former, but with there being the coloured proof Paddington coin you posted, Iím not sure which you meant.

Paddington.

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Re: UK Commemorative themes for 2018
« Reply #156 on: June 14, 2018, 03:16:07 PM »
Second Paddington Bear design. Ready for pre order Monday. Silver proof's are £65 each...

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Re: UK Commemorative themes for 2018
« Reply #157 on: June 29, 2018, 02:14:47 PM »
The UK will issue a Christmas 50p coin this yearit will depict a depiction from the book the Snowman and the boy flying through the air.

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Re: UK Commemorative themes for 2018
« Reply #158 on: June 29, 2018, 02:51:20 PM »
The UK will issue a Christmas 50p coin this yearit will depict a depiction from the book the Snowman and the boy flying through the air.
Interesting.  Was it Gibraltar or Isle of Man thatís already done the Snowman, I canít remember?  There was a sense of inevitability that the Royal Mint would eventually go down the Christmas 50p line.  At least it is actually the 40th anniversary of Raymond Briggsí book.

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Re: UK Commemorative themes for 2018
« Reply #159 on: June 29, 2018, 02:55:48 PM »
The Royal Mint seems to be doing all the cartoons. I'm waiting for the Japanese porn anime (does that exist, it must do) coins.

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Re: UK Commemorative themes for 2018
« Reply #160 on: June 29, 2018, 09:34:14 PM »
Interesting.  Was it Gibraltar or Isle of Man thatís already done the Snowman, I canít remember?  There was a sense of inevitability that the Royal Mint would eventually go down the Christmas 50p line.  At least it is actually the 40th anniversary of Raymond Briggsí book.

Correct indeed, the Isle of Man issued 2 different coins with illustrations featuring characters of the book.   

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Re: UK Commemorative themes for 2018
« Reply #161 on: July 02, 2018, 09:49:38 AM »
The Britannia coin is rather unusual this year.

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Re: UK Commemorative themes for 2018
« Reply #162 on: July 02, 2018, 10:00:13 AM »
Neo-classical saccharine style, harking back to 1925, when the empire was at its zenith and real men filled rooms with cigar smoke while playing whist, unobserved by any women. Given the nostalgic references to the British Commonwealth of Leavers it may well be a sop to that part of the market. The Daily Mail will love it. At least, unlike the antique children books figures, it is politically relevant.

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Re: UK Commemorative themes for 2018
« Reply #163 on: July 13, 2018, 08:44:31 PM »
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Re: UK Commemorative themes for 2018
« Reply #164 on: July 13, 2018, 10:22:05 PM »
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Is this for the Royal Mint?